Ben Rhodes scores first win in Las Vegas thriller | 2017 TRUCK SERIES | FOX NASCAR

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Highlights: Ben Rhodes goes 3-wide to take the lead on the final restart and holds off Christopher Bell for his first career win.

ANNOUNCER 1: Back racing-- sprint to the finish at Las Vegas. How about Ben Rhodes going to the bottom to make it three wide-- challenging for the lead.

ANNOUNCER 2: Look at Caz pushing Christopher Bell on the outside.

ANNOUNCER 1: Can Rhodes make it stick? Ben Rhodes to the front, three wide behind him.

ANNOUNCER 2: He's able to clear Christopher Bell.

ANNOUNCER 1: Did you say Matt Kraft went to the back?

ANNOUNCER 2: Here comes Grant Enfinger, made it four wide for second.


ANNOUNCER 1: I think that might be a safe place to be. These guys are making me nervous-- they're three and four wide battling for the win. Here comes Grant Enfinger with a strong move. Bell roll up high to try to have a momentum run down the front straightaway. The final lap-- the white flag-- one to go at Las Vegas. Bell-- looking on the outside.

DRIVER RADIO: Going back half, now in line. Coming to half. Got to block here

ANNOUNCER 1: Ben Rhodes--

DRIVER RADIO: He's still half back there.

ANNOUNCER 1: --trying to secure his first ever win.

ANNOUNCER 2: He's going to open-- leave the bottom open, but I think he has enough momentum.

ANNOUNCER 1: Here comes Rhodes to the checkered flag-- blocking Bell-- and he's gonna do it. Ben Rhodes wins for the first time, and he does it in Las Vegas! Wow, what a finish! Look at the elation! What a great finish.

DRIVER RADIO: Let me tell you again-- whoo!


ANNOUNCER 2: So fun to watch a first time winner, huh?

DRIVER RADIO: Way to drive that thing, son. Eddie, you are the man, brother.

ANNOUNCER 1: How about Eddie Troconis getting his first win as a crew chief? Eddie Troconis the man, too. I mean, he's put his arms around Ben Rhodes and really helped that young man understand a little bit about patience. But yet, not holding him back too much. Why don't we just ease that 27 into the second round of the playoffs? No worries for Ben Rhodes when they go to Talladega. There's going to be a lot of nail biting, but Rhodes won't be one of them.

INTERVIEWER: Here comes your first time winner, Ben Rhodes. What a cheer-- wants to celebrate with the team. The question is no longer when you will win. The question is how you did it tonight. How did you hold off Christopher Bell?

- I have no idea. I used every play in my playbook. I knew if I could keep him close to me, he couldn't break the bubble. And every time I would try to gap him and use a trick to get him far away, you know, he would suck right up to the 27 safe light tundra and just be right there on our bumper. So I had to keep him in distance and that was the most nervous thing I think I've ever done in my life.

INTERVIEWER: We've seen the emotion out of you after a loss. What is the emotion like right now for a win with this team right here?

BEN RHODES: This is just, like, uncontrollable screaming on the radio. I mean, I don't even know. This is the biggest high of my life. This is crazy. I just never thought it would come after so many things went wrong. And, you know, now-- now it did, and we're here in victory lane.